We were so impressed with this wine when we first tasted it. It's rich and velvety and brimming with fruit. There's a hint of stewed winter fruits alongside some vibrant ripe cherry. There's notes of liquorice and spice as well.
Diane has no added sulphites. This wine was born in cooperation with the Italian National Research Body on Cancer (LILT): the wine was used for the Diana Project, studying the connection between diet and breast cancer in women. Cantine Povero still supports LILT: every bottle you buy you are not simply sipping a unique, pure, intense barbera; you are also supporting re-search on Cancer.
Although this family estate was formed as recently as 1948, there are documents that show the Povero family have been growing vines and making wine since 1837. Today the estate is run by the grandchildren of founder Bartolomeo. Alessio and Margherita make the wines and take care of the cellar, Daniele works in the vineyards whilst Luca and Romano take care of the commercial side of things.
The wines here are made in a sustainable fashion, with no chemical fertilisers or herbicides used, electricity for the winery is produced using solar energy and water is drawn from the wineries own ancient well.